since i am not working as a lpn this summer :angryfire , i decided to spend a few hours per week studying for my fall classes as i have heard my med/surg iv instructor fails the most people out of the program and gives a test on the first night of class.
i struggle figuring out abgs. i have to make a chart with ph, co2, hco3 (i think) and then try to figure out if it's respiratory or metabolic and then if it's alkalosis or acidosis. in the end, i always end up confused.
anyone know an easier way to figure this out and remember it?